It’s that time of year when we are thinking about showing our appreciation to our children’s teachers for everything they have done over the past school year. For me, this means creating a heartfelt, handmade gift that shows how much we truly care. I decided to design a hand lettered name plate for the teacher’s desk.
The pencil is made by paper piecing a cut file that I altered with my Brother ScanNCut.
The body of the pencil is cut from “Desert Sun” Fourz cardstock. The light yellow stripes running along the pencil and the grey and off-white tip are all made from the new Mono Adhesive cardstock that comes with an adhesive backing, which is perfect for paper piecing and intricate cuts like those lines…no extra adhesive required!
I adhered the pencil to the Card Shoppe Licorice Twist piece of cardstock to create a chalkboard look with the white hand lettering I drew with a Sharpie paint marker. Then I folded a piece of red Wax Lips Plaid cardstock as the base, to stand on the desk. Inside we have written and expressed our thanks….so this name plate doubles as a card too.
If you don’t want to hand letter your teacher’s name, you could use stickers or cut out the letters for the teacher’s name with a manual or electronic cutting machine.
I would like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Bazzill Basics Paper for the wonderful experiences I have had on their Creative Team. It was a difficult decision to leave this team, but there are other creative adventures ahead of me, and I am moving on to make some new memories. You will still be able to follow me on my blog www.kellycreates.ca and other social media platforms. Thank you everyone!
OTHER SUPPLIES: Brother ScanNCut, Sharpie paint pen, American Crafts Adhesive